Tibet Railway Map

Last updated: September,30 2021

The following are the Qinghai Tibet railway maps. The first Tibet train map is of the new railway starting at Xining and ending in Lhasa. Extensions of the Tibet railway will be made for Nyingchi, and eventually to Bangledash, India, and Nepal. The extension from Lhasa to Shigatse was put into use on August, 2014.


Railway Map Extensions of the Tibet railway for Shigatse has already opened in 2014, and will be made for Nyingchi, and eventually to Bangledash, India, and Nepal.

Extension Lhasa-Shigatse Railway Map

Map of Lhasa Shigatse Train 

Route The above map shows you the train route from Lhasa to Shigatse.

Railway Maps of Tibet Trains from China to Lhasa

There are nine major railways to Lhasa from other major cities of China and Tibet. You can know more from the following detailed railway map of each line.

Map of China Railway Lines to Tibet The major cities (shown on the map) offers trains to Lhasa, Tibet.

Xining to Lhasa Railway Map

The railway from Xining to Lhasa is the world famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway. It is the quickest and most convenient railway to Lhasa. Since every train to Lhasa stop over at Xining railway station, it is easier to book a Tibet train ticket from Xining instead of Beijing or Shanghai.

Route Map of Xining Lhasa Train The distance of the railway from Xining to Lhasa is 1960 km.

Beijing to Lhasa Railway Map

The Beijing Lhasa train (Z21) starts daily from Beijing West Railway Station at 20:10 and arrive at Lhasa Railway Station at 13:03 on the third day after 40 hours and 53 minutes' running. And the return train from Lhasa to Beijing (Train No.Z22) departs from Lhasa at 15:30 and arrives in Beijing at 8:20 on the third day with a 41-hour trip.

Map of Beijing Lhasa Train 

Route Beijing-Lhasa railway is 3,757 km, of which 1,110 km are over the Qinghai-Tibet railway.

Shanghai to Lhasa Railway Map

From the very east to the west, the Shanghai-Lhasa railway is about 4,373 kilometers’ long, through which you are able to cross the mainland China and experience the varied topography.

The only daily train from Shanghai to Lhasa starts from Shanghai Railway Station at 19:16 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 19:40 in approximately 3 days.

Chengdu to Lhasa Railway Map

Chengdu, the major gateway to the west of China, has easy access to Tibet by both flight and train. The scheduled Chengdu-Lhasa train departs every other day from Chengdu Railway Station and arrives at Lhasa on the third day evening.

Route Map of Chengdu Lhasa 

Train The total length of the trip is 41 hours and 31 minutes and covers approximately 3,070 km.

Guangzhou to Lhasa Railway Map

About 4980 km, the railway from Guangzhou to Lhasa is the longest railway route to Tibet. The journey before entering Xining may be mundane with no surprising scenery, but the ticket price is quite cheaper than the flight ticket from Guangzhou to Lhasa.

Route Map of Guangzhou 

Lhasa Train The total duration of this trip is 52 hours 41 minutes.

Chongqing to Lhasa Railway Map

It is easier to get train ticket to Lhasa from Chongqing than from Beijing or Shanghai. The distance from Chongqing to Lhasa is about 3654 km and the Chongqing-Lhasa train departs every other day to Lhasa from Chongqing Railway Station.

Route Map of Chongqing 

Lhasa TrainThe above map shows you the train route to Tibet from Chongqing.

Lanzhou to Lhasa Railway Map

The railway from Lanzhou to Lhasa is 2,188 km. Besides the train Z917 starts directly from Lanzhou, there are also five trains to Tibet stop over at Lanzhou railway. So you can try to buy Tibet train ticket from Lanzhou instead of the popular Beijing-Lhasa and Shanghai-Lhasa route.

Route Map of Lanzhou Lhasa 

Train It takes about 23 to 24 hours to take a train from Lanzhou to Lhasa.

Xian to Lhasa Railway Map

The railway from Xi ’an to Lhasa is 2,864 km. There are three trains to Lhasa from other cities stop over at Xi’an railway station. Since there is no direct train departs from Xian to Lhasa, it is more difficult to buy train tickets from Xi’an to Lhasa.

Golmud to Lhasa Railway Map

The Railway from Golmud to Lhasa covers the most attractive sightseeing along the Qinghai-Tibet railway. From the map above, you can have a clear mind about what you may see during the train journey to Lhasa. See more Golmud-Lhasa train schedules to pick up your favorite Tibet with the most amazing sceneries en route.

Route Map of Golmud Lhasa Train The detailed Map of the Railway from Golmud to Lhasa with the main stations and attractions en route.

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